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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador



Earthquake location 13.6489S, -90.1008WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Francisco Menendez in El Salvador. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:47:03 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 84.39 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005ktw. Event ids that are associated: us20005ktw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -90.1008 West, latitude 13.6489 North, depth = 84.39 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/16 / 2016-04-22 10:47:03 / April 22, 2016 @ 10:47 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quezaltepeque, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Nuevo Cuscatlán. Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 176 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santa Tecla (c. 124 700 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Sonsonate (c. 59 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Jutiapa (c. 34 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ahuachapán (c. 34 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Antiguo Cuscatlán (c. 33 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SSW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -90.1008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6489° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSW of San Francisco Menendez, El Salvador Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-22 10:47:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 12:45:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005ktw Id of event.
Event Code 20005ktw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ktw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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